Instructional Video

Position vs Time Graph - Part 1

Learners investigate the relationship of position with respect to time in a graphical situation and develop an understanding of the slope related to the object in motion. They then use that understanding to create a velocity versus time graph.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask your classes to create a set of graphs while they work with the Motion Man software and write a "story" to illustrate their graphs
  • Use a graphic organizer to record important concepts while watching the video
Classroom Considerations
  • Provide each pupil with a laptop with Internet access to utilize the web-based software
  • The second in a series of 15 related resources
Pros
  • Incorporates interactive technology software to explore the position versus time relationship
  • The instructor's enthusiasm for the subject matter is apparent throughout the video
Cons
  • None